College Transfers

Rising Hope has been in existence for over 20 years, offering a year long program of eleven courses.  Fifteen of these course offerings have already been rigorously evaluated by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) of the University of the State of New York and have been recommended for college credit.    Good news for our alumni: this recommendation is retroactive for five years, meaning men who completed these courses since 2011 may receive credit for these courses from the college to which they apply.   Rising Hope is not a college and cannot offer college credit.  This means that Rising Hope courses would not apply to the Limited Credit Time Allowance.

Many colleges and universities have expressed a willingness to consider courses which a student has successfully completed and which have met NCCRS standards.  There are no guarantees.  Every school makes admissions and academic decisions on a case-by-case basis.  In addition to SUNY Empire State College and Nyack College, Granite State College, Thomas Edison State University, Excelsior College and Charter Oak College have been particularly open to adult students.

There is a wide range of possibilities. Rising Hope courses which have received NCCRS  credit recommendations will more likely be accepted in some programs than in others. A college may grant  college credit for a course completed or waive a required  prerequisite or required course. When looking at a college, it is important to contact the Admissions Office or Registrar’s Office to learn what the policies are of that particular institution and how they might apply to the courses which you have taken with Rising Hope. Although a description of each course which has been evaluated by NCCRS is listed on the NCCRS website, NCCRS suggests that students keep a copy of the syllabus for each course they have taken should more detail be needed in the admission process.

When it comes time to apply, the Rising Hope academic record can be obtained by a request in writing sent to:

Rising Hope, Inc.
230 King’s Mall Ct.  #124
Kingston, NY 12401.
The record will be sent directly to the college or university listed in the request.
There is no charge for this.

Nyack College
In September of 2012, Nyack College signed an agreement with Rising Hope.  Rising Hope alumni who apply to Nyack College’s Organizational Management degree program and are accepted will be granted transfer credit for up to 30 credit hours of Rising Hope courses.

SUNY Empire State College

In 2018 a partnership agreement with SUNY Empire State College is being finalized.  One benefit of this partnership is that the application fee for admission is waived.

The possibilities open to our students for continuing their education with SUNY ESC are extensive and exciting.  There are Empire State College sites located throughout New York State and online courses are offered as well.  In order to demonstrate just how well Rising Hope courses can lend themselves to a degree with SUNY Empire State College, the follow examples are offered.

Associates Degree in Science                                        Concentration in Business Studies

Ethics:  Theory and Contemporary Practice

Introduction to Hebrew Bible

College Writing

Introduction to Sociology

Writing for Literature

Introduction fo World Religions

18 credits of 66 credits

Associates degree in Arts                                     Concentration in Religious Studies

History of Christianity

History of Christianity I

History of Christianity II

Introduction to Hebrew Bible

Introduction to New Testament

Sociology of Religion

Theology

College Writing I

Ethics:  Theory and Contemporary Practice

Introduction to Sociology

Writing for Literature

36 credits of 64 credits

 

Associates Degree in Arts                                   Concentration in Human Services

Introduction to Counseling

Family Counseling

Introduction fo Human Services

Introduction to Sociology

Ethics:  Theory and Contemporary Issues

College Writing I

Introduction to Hebrew Bible

Introduction to World Religions

Sociology of Religion

Writing for Literaure

Total of 30 credits of 66

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  NOT ALL THESE COURSES ARE AVAILABLE AT EACH FACILITY.  COURSES OFFERED ARE DEPENDENT ON THE AVAILABILITY OF QUALIFIED VOLUNTEER FACULTY AT A PARTICULAR FACILITY